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Kazakhstan diplomat appointed OSCE Special Representative

Madina Jarbussynova, a Kazakhstani diplomat, has been appointed to a high post in the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).

Kazakhstan diplomat appointed OSCE Special Representative
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. ©Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko
Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war

European leaders are desperately pushing a new peace bid for Ukraine as the country slipped towards what its interim president warned Monday was already a "war" in the face of spreading violence.

Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
OSCE to update methods for Kazakhstan
OSCE to update methods for Kazakhstan

OSCE plans to strengthen cooperation with Kazakhstan.

OSCE to update methods for Kazakhstan
G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia as Kiev warns of 'world war'
G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia as Kiev warns of 'world war'

The Group of Seven rich countries agreed Saturday to impose new sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, after Kiev accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a "third world war".

G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia as Kiev warns of 'world war'
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović . Photo © RIA Novosti
OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has expressed her concern over the changes in Kazakhstani legislation concerning freedom of speech and free internet access.

OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access
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Kazakhstan in fight against Internet terrorism

To combat internet terrorism Kazakhstan requires intercalibration of the legislation.

Kazakhstan in fight against Internet terrorism
Johan Merkel. Photo a courtesy of Tengrinews
Defamation to remain criminal charge in Kazakhstan and 27 European countries: no freedom of speech for Kazakhstan only?

Defamation is expected to remain a criminal charge in the revised Criminal Code of Kazakhstan.

Defamation to remain criminal charge in Kazakhstan and 27 European countries: no freedom of speech for Kazakhstan only?
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of the press-service of the Ministry.
Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan comments situation in Ukraine

Сommenting the situation of Ukraine, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov said that Kazakhstan had always been supportive of integration processes.

Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan comments situation in Ukraine
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. ©Reuters/Nazik Armenakyan
Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to discuss peace settlement: OSCE

The presidents of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed Tuesday to discuss a peace settlement over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the European security body OSCE said.

Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to discuss peace settlement: OSCE
Nursultan Nazarbayev at the meeting with Filippo Lombardi. Photo ©akorda.kz
Swiss lawmakers support EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan

Today President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev received Filippo Lombardi, President of the Council of States of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland.

Swiss lawmakers support EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan
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Over 400 tons of highly-toxic substances removed from Kazakhstan to Russia

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry and the OSCE have transported 410 tons of mixed acid rocket fuel component to Russia.

Over 400 tons of highly-toxic substances removed from Kazakhstan to Russia
A visit of foreign inspectors. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Defense Ministry©
Americans and Italians inspect Kazakhstan military units

Inspectors from the U.S., Turkey and Italy have visited Almaty and Taldykorgan military camps and Otar 40th military base.

Americans and Italians inspect Kazakhstan military units
Daan Everts, head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (R). ©REUTERS
International observers cite 'concerns' in US vote

The 2012 US elections were conducted in a "professional manner," but "real concerns" remain, international observers said Wednesday.

International observers cite 'concerns' in US vote
International vote observers fanning out across US
International vote observers fanning out across US

International observers have fanned out across some 40 US states to monitor next week's elections, a State Department official said Friday, adding problems with some states were being ironed out.

International vote observers fanning out across US
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Media freedom to be discussed in Astana

On October 31 Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov will meet with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović.

Media freedom to be discussed in Astana
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Texas warns it could prosecute OSCE poll monitors

The southern US state of Texas has warned it could prosecute election observers from the OSCE, a global body that regularly monitors voting around the world, if they try to visit polling stations next month.

Texas warns it could prosecute OSCE poll monitors
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan is calling Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security organizations to interact

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev is advocating a platform for Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security cooperation.

Kazakhstan is calling Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security organizations to interact
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Ambassadress appointed OSCE mission Projects Coordinator in Ukraine

The offer was made by current OSCE chair, deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs and trade of Ireland Eamon Gilmore.

Kazakhstan Ambassadress appointed OSCE mission Projects Coordinator in Ukraine
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
President Nazarbayev critical of OSCE election observers

We are fully aware that they come with statements prepared well in advance of the elections … and they voice the same things following the elections: President.

President Nazarbayev critical of OSCE election observers